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Young North Carolina Firefighter Dies in Crash
Benfield was on his way to the firehouse to help with a presentation
Published Friday, October 12, 2012
ALEXANDER COUNTY, NC (WBTV) - Friends of 18 year old Caleb Benfield say he loved his time as part of the Explorer Program at the Alexander County Sheriff's Office and was excited when three weeks ago he moved up from the junior program at the Bethlehem Volunteer Fire Department to become a full fledged firefighter. Wednesday, on his way to the firehouse to help run displays for school children, Benfield lost control of his motorcycle, hit a fence, and was critically injured. Several hours later, with family at his side, he died.